Vikings' Everson Griffen allegedly threatened to shoot someone at hotel

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A summary of the call from Minneapolis emergency communications center says hotel staff called to report a guest was causing a disturbance, was laying in the lobby and had threatened to assault hotel staff and was possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Griffen was ruled out of the Vikings' game last week with a knee injury, and he did not attend their 27-6 loss to the Bills at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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General manager Rick Spielman said the team was "certainly concerned" by the incident and now focused on Griffen's well-being.

Everson Griffen's absence from the Vikings' sideline on Sunday came after an incident at the Hotel Ivy on Saturday in downtown Minneapolis. Griffen agreed to leave the hotel. The suspect's name was redacted in the report, but sources confirmed to local media outlets that Griffen was the person in question.

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Police spokesperson John Elder said hotel staff did not lodge a formal complaint, that there was no property damage reported and that officers didn't file a report on the incident or positively ID the subject of the complaint. On behalf of all the Vikings faithful we certainly echo Spielman's statement and wish the best for Griffen. Unable to return to Minnesota in time for the birth, Griffen watched via FaceTime from his phone before recording two sacks in that game. "We are now focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family", the Vikings said of Griffen in a statement.

Griffen, 30, is in his ninth season with the Vikings, who made him a fourth-round draft pick in 2010 out of Southern California. He had a career-high 13 sacks last season despite playing the second half of the season with a foot injury.

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